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Bill Lee

William Francis Lee (Spaceman)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: December 28, 1946 in Burbank, CA
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 22nd round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1969 (Age 22.179)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Expos 1969-1982

Final Game: May 7, 1982 (Age 35.130)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1969 BOS AL 22 P 20 1 0 52.0 9 2 6 1 0 .889 1.38 0.40 .951 1.89 1.88 3 1 25% 36% 1
1970 BOS AL 23 P 11 5 0 37.0 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 2.68 1.00 .951 1.85 1.85 3 1 25% 40% 0
1971 BOS AL 24 P 47 3 0 102.0 22 2 19 1 0 .955 1.85 0.45 .958 1.98 1.97 1 2 67% 39% 1
1972 BOS AL 25 P 47 0 0 84.1 30 6 24 0 2 1.000 3.20 0.64 .950 1.86 1.85 0 2 100% 38% 4
1973 BOS AL 26 P 38 33 18 284.2 73 10 57 6 2 .918 2.12 1.76 .951 1.86 1.85 11 4 27% 38% 4 AS
1974 BOS AL 27 P 38 37 16 282.1 86 9 69 8 3 .907 2.49 2.05 .947 1.81 1.80 17 12 41% 38% 13
1975 BOS AL 28 P 41 34 17 260.0 68 9 54 5 4 .926 2.18 1.54 .940 1.87 1.86 12 11 48% 38% 10 MVP-23
1976 BOS AL 29 P 24 14 1 96.0 26 2 22 2 1 .923 2.25 1.00 .950 1.87 1.88 5 1 17% 34% 1
1976 BOS AL 29 DH 2 0
1977 BOS AL 30 P 27 16 4 128.0 36 3 32 1 4 .972 2.46 1.30 .948 1.95 1.93 5 1 17% 39% 3
1978 BOS AL 31 P 28 24 8 177.0 44 9 32 3 2 .932 2.08 1.46 .954 1.90 1.88 7 7 50% 38% 6
1979 MON NL 32 P 33 33 6 222.0 53 11 41 1 2 .981 2.11 1.58 .951 1.80 1.80 14 8 36% 34% 3
1980 MON NL 33 P 24 18 2 118.0 26 7 19 0 2 1.000 1.98 1.08 .952 1.91 1.91 15 5 25% 31% 1
1981 MON NL 34 P 31 7 0 88.2 39 12 27 0 1 1.000 3.96 1.26 .959 1.97 1.98 7 2 22% 33% 1
1982 MON NL 35 P 7 0 0 12.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.19 0.43 .953 1.97 1.97 1 1 50% 32% 0
14 Seasons P 416 225 72 1944.1 526 83 415 28 24 .947 2.31 1.20 .950 1.87 1.88 101 58 36% 36% 48
1 Season DH 2 0
14 Seasons TOT 416 225 72 1944.1 526 83 415 28 24 .947 2.31 1.20 .950 1.87 1.88 101 58 36% 36% 48
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1969 BOS AL 22 P
1970 BOS AL 23 P
1971 BOS AL 24 P
1972 BOS AL 25 P
1973 BOS AL 26 P
1974 BOS AL 27 P
1975 BOS AL 28 P
1976 BOS AL 29 P
1977 BOS AL 30 P
1978 BOS AL 31 P
1979 MON NL 32 P
1980 MON NL 33 P
1981 MON NL 34 P
1982 MON NL 35 P
14 Seasons P
14 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1969 BOS AL 22 20 1 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 BOS AL 23 11 5 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 BOS AL 24 47 3 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 BOS AL 25 47 0 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 BOS AL 26 38 33 1 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 BOS AL 27 38 37 0 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 BOS AL 28 41 34 0 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 BOS AL 29 26 14 3 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1977 BOS AL 30 27 16 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 BOS AL 31 28 24 0 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 MON NL 32 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 33 25 18 25 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1981 MON NL 34 31 7 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 MON NL 35 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 419 225 225 416 416 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1969 BOS AL 22 232 72% 27% 8 75% 0 0 0 0 7 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1970 BOS AL 23 167 84% 32% 11 82% 0 1 0 1 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1971 BOS AL 24 451 76% 32% 22 86% 2 2 1 1 19 12 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 80%
1972 BOS AL 25 346 81% 36% 23 96% 0 6 0 4 24 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 8 100%
1973 BOS AL 26 1173 85% 34% 56 91% 1 10 0 8 55 43 3 6 0 2 4 2 2 2 2 0 15 80%
1974 BOS AL 27 1190 90% 36% 63 86% 2 9 0 8 69 44 5 8 0 3 5 4 3 3 3 0 11 73%
1975 BOS AL 28 1093 90% 34% 49 94% 1 9 1 6 54 30 6 5 0 0 5 0 4 3 4 0 6 83%
1976 BOS AL 29 440 88% 34% 21 95% 1 2 0 1 22 16 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
1977 BOS AL 30 543 90% 37% 33 91% 0 3 2 0 32 23 4 1 0 1 0 1 4 3 3 1 5 100%
1978 BOS AL 31 768 89% 33% 33 85% 1 9 3 5 33 20 3 3 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 100%
1979 MON NL 32 922 91% 33% 44 91% 0 12 2 6 39 29 4 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 4 75%
1980 MON NL 33 522 93% 33% 19 100% 0 8 2 5 18 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1981 MON NL 34 365 89% 37% 28 100% 1 11 2 7 27 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 100%
1982 MON NL 35 56 88% 29% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 8268 87% 34% 413 91% 9 82 13 52 412 273 43 28 0 8 20 10 24 18 20 4 74 88%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 90% 87%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1988 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (23, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 May 25th AL Player of the Week
1975 Aug 24th AL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1973 AL  57 (3rd)
1974 AL  69 (1st)
1975 AL  54 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1973 AL  6 (1st)
1974 AL  8 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1974 AL  2.49 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1973 AL  1.76 (4th)
1974 AL  2.05 (1st)

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